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2017 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #4

Posted on 28 January 2017 by John Hartz

A chronological listing of the news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook page during the past week.

Sun Jan 22, 2017

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  1. Re: "21 kids are fighting Trump's attempts to delete federal climate websites".

    The article is misleading. The "The "Juliana v United States" case was filed in and heard for the first time in Oregon in March 2016 well before the 2016 election campaign and even before T-man emerged as its frontrunner. The Obama administration (against whom the suit was filed) tried to dismiss it and failed according to this ruling. The latest ruling on the case by district judge Ann Aiken from Nov 10, 2016, allowing it to proceed, coincides with T-man election victory date but has nothing to do with T-man himself. The case would have proceeded unchanged had Clinton won the alection (I doubt judge Aiken's mind was influenced by that even in the yesterday of the ruling). Needless to mention that, T-man's "attempts to delete federal climate websites" is completely irrelevant to this case.

    So, the article is very misleading, confusing the irrelevant events (the rise of an irresponsible conman to the POTUS office and his subsequent actions) with the Juliana v United States case which precedes these events.

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  2. The Fox Who Will Guard the Nation’s Henhouses (And Five Questions the Senate Should Ask Him) by Karen Perry Stillerman, Union of Concerned Scientists, Jan 24, 2017

    I got a kick out of this one particularly because I used the exact same analogy 2 days ago! Excellent article!

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  3. In case AUS federal politics are not on this site's radar, here's the rebirth of "clean coal" meme debunked here in the past:

    Coal could get clean-energy subsidy under new Turnbull focus

    The option of redirecting federal subsidies from exclusively renewable energy projects to encourage investment in new, coal-fired power generators, is among "several ideas" being considered as part of a wide review of policy.

    my emphasis

    So Turnbull will have directed the subsidies to coal power stations in a move embracing his predecessor (Abbott) slogan that "coal isgood for humanity". Sad but it was somewhat predictable: Turnbull revealed time and time since becoming PM, that science is not any guidance in his policy decisions.

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